Management Team

General Coordinator

Dr. Stefano Buzzi (CNIT/University of Cassino and Southern Lazio)

He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy, engaged in academic teaching at the graduate and post-graduate level. He received the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in Electronic Engineering in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1999, both from the University of Naples “Federico II”. He has had short-term research appointments at Princeton University, Princeton (NJ), USA in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2006. He is a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters and of the IEEE Communications Letters, has been the lead guest editor of two IEEE JSAC special issues (June 2014 and April 2016), while is currently serving as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and as guest co-editor of an IEEE JSAC special issue on ultra-reliable low-latency communications. He is also a Member of the IEEE 5G Tech Focus Editorial Board. He has co-authored about 150 technical peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and among these, the highly-cited survey paper “What will 5G be?” (IEEE JSAC, June 2014) on 5G wireless networks. Dr. Buzzi was an invited speaker at the IEEE 5G Summit held in Montreal in October 2017.

He is META WIRELESS General Coordinator, responsible for the overall implementation of the project.

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Recruitment Coordinator

Dr. Marco Di Renzo (CNRS)

He received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of L'Aquila, Italy, in 2003 and 2007, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches degree from University Paris-Sud, France, in 2013. Since 2010, he has been with CNRS, where he is a Research Director and a faculty member of the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (L2S) of Paris-Saclay University, France. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Commun. Letters, and is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technol. Society and IEEE Commun. Society. He is a recipient of several awards, including the IEEE-COMSOC Best Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa, the IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Best Systems Paper Award, the SEE-IEEE Alain Glavieux Award, the IEEE-COMSOC Young Professional in Academia Award, and 8 conference Best Paper Awards. He is a Highly Cited Researcher and a Fellow of the IEEE. He was the supervisor of 25 Ph.D. students. He was the Project Coordinator of two H2020 ITN projects (5Gwireless, 5Gaura). During the last 6 years, he gave 70+ tutorials and invited presentations at international conferences. His h-index is 55+ and has 12000+ Google Scholar citations.

He is META WIRELESS Recruitment Coordinator.

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Project Manager

Dr. Gianluca Massei (CNIT)

He received the master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy, in 2003. Since 2003, he has been first Researcher and then Head of Research at CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications), where he’s currently interested in wired/wireless telecommunications networks, RFID technology, remote control of measurement instrumentation, machine learning and advanced e-learning systems. As regards the activity of coordination and management of research and training projects, he was CNIT principal investigator, referent or local referent of some projects sponsored by Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (ARES, MARTE 1, MARTE 2, HABITAT-Training, MC3CARE-Training, SIRIO-Training, GRECO, AIBER, VICOM, …) or Campania regional administration (ITS FOR LOGISTICS, EMBEDDED, RECOM, … ). The research activity is testified by several papers published by international journals and conferences. Finally, about the review and editorial activity, he serves as referee for some public funding agencies, international journals and conferences.

He is META WIRELESS Project Manager.

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Technical Manager

Dr. Alessio Zappone (CNIT/University of Cassino and Southern Lazio)

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Cassino, Italy). In 2012 he has worked with the Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT) in the framework of the FP7 EU-funded project TREND. From 2012 to 2016 he has been with the Dresden University of Technology, managing the project CEMRIN, funded by the German research foundation (DFG). In 2017 he was the recipient of the H2020 Marie Curie IF BESMART fellowship for experienced researchers, carried out at the LANEAS group of CentraleSupelec (Gif-sur-Yvette, France). Since 2019, he is a tenured professor at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. His research interests lie in the area of communication theory and signal processing, with main focus on optimization techniques for resource allocation and energy efficiency maximization. He held several research appointments at international institutions. He serves as senior area editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, expert editor for the IEEE Communications Letters, and has served as guest editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications (Special Issues on Energy-Efficient Techniques for 5G Wireless Communication Systems and on Wireless Networks Empowered by Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces). He serves as the chair of the special interest group REFLECTIONS on RIS, activated within the SPCE technical committee, and as vice-chair of the IEEE emerging technology initiative on RIS.

He is META WIRELESS Technical Manager.

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General Coordinator Assistant

Dr. Carmen D'Andrea (CNIT/University of Cassino and Southern Lazio)

She received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, all with honors, in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Cassino and Southern Latium, Italy, in 2013, 2015, and 2019 respectively. In 2017, she was a Visiting Ph.D. student with the Wireless Communications (WiCom) Research Group in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. In the spring of 2020, she spent three months as a visiting researcher with the Communication System Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Linkoping University in Sweden. She is currently non-tenured Assistant Professor at the University of Cassino and Southern Latium and her research interests are focused on wireless communication and signal processing, with a current emphasis on mmWave communications and massive MIMO systems, in both colocated and distributed setups.

She is META WIRELESS General Coordinator Assistant.

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Early Stage Researchers Coordinator

Dr. Giovanni Interdonato (CNIT/University of Cassino and Southern Lazio)

He received the M.Sc. degree in computer and telecommunication systems engineering from the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy, in 2015, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with specialization in communication systems from Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, in 2020. From October 2015 to October 2018, he was a researcher at the radio network department at Ericsson Research in Linköping, and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie research fellow of the H2020 ITN project "5Gwireless". In 2019, Dr. Interdonato received a scholarship from the Ericsson Research Foundation. He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Latium, Italy. His main research interests include beyond-5G technologies and communication protocols. He counts several scientific publications and filed patent applications.

He is META WIRELESS Early Stage Researchers Coordinator.

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